Pseudomystus leiacanthus in Singapore
Point map (Pseudomystus leiacanthus) | Occurrence records | Field guide | Gazetteer | Country Species Summary
Main Ref.
Also Ref.
Occurrence native
Importance Ref.
Aquaculture Ref.
Regulations Ref.
Freshwater Yes
Brackish No
Saltwater No
Live export
Bait No
Gamefish No
Abundance Ref.

Found only in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and discovered there only in the 1990s. Occurs in well shaded forest streams with fast-flowing water and dense growth of submerged vegetation. A gregarious species which feeds on small aquatic invertebrates. Has potential as an ornamental fish. Threatened due to degradation of forest stream habitat. The natural habitat in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve has been protected from human impacts (Ref. 85309).

Status of threat: critically endangered (Ref. 85350).

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Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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